meet dr timothy hession

Helping People to Smile

I’ve been practicing orthodontics since 1982.

Over the years I've realized that helping people achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve, is what makes me happy. It's that simple.

I love talking with our patients and their families! Learning about their lives, and their interests is just as important to me as creating that unforgettable smile they're seeking. We serve a wonderful community and I truly enjoy hearing each person's stories and experiences.

Innovative Care for Beautiful Smiles

I believe that each patient deserves the highest quality of orthodontic care, with a treatment tailored to their unique needs. Learning about developments in techniques, technologies, and materials allows me to devise the right orthodontic plan for each person.

In order to deliver that level of treatment, I stay current on orthodontic advancements by taking courses throughout the year. I attend lectures and conferences, as well as keep up to date with the most recent released research findings in the orthodontic journals.


  • Bachelor of Science, Villanova University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Buffalo
  • Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Fifth District Dental Society, Past President
  • Madison County Dental Society, Past President
  • Oneida Herkimer Counties Dental Society

A Little About Me...

I grew up the fourth of ten children – yes, I have nine brothers and sisters – in Rockland County, along the Hudson River. After I left the Air Force in 1986, my wife Sue and I moved to Oneida, as she’s from upstate New York.

Our three children are now grown. Becky, Richard, and Tim each lead fulfilling lives, and we couldn't be prouder! 

Becky and her husband Josh have 2 adorable children, Hannah and Andrew. Richard and his wife Fabiola are both physicians. Tim is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia-concentrating on voice and piano, has a private studio in Washington, DC.

And though it may seem that we are empty-nesters, Sue and I stay busy with our two golden retrievers, Piper & Maggs, and Grady, our harlequin Great Dane.


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